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Google SEO with Facebook Likes - Too many too fast trigger penalty?
maha

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Msg#: 4692571 posted 5:04 am on Aug 3, 2014 (gmt 0)

Does Google have a penalty for having too many and too fast Facebook likes (and Google Plus)?

A SEO firm said he can get me 10000+ Facebook likes, 1000 Google Plus followers in 2 weeks..!?

 

n00b1



 
Msg#: 4692571 posted 6:56 am on Aug 3, 2014 (gmt 0)

Personally I don't think Google could care less how many Facebook likes or Google Plus followers you have. Getting that many genuine likes sends off many positive signals for other reasons, faking them is just a waste of money. I don't necessarily think you'll trigger a penalty but I don't think it will be of benefit either.

superclown2

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Msg#: 4692571 posted 9:14 am on Aug 3, 2014 (gmt 0)

We don't know whether Facebook likes are a ranking factor in Google or not. If they are they will have constructed, or will construct, a system to prevent abuse. A shedfull of likes all of a sudden is an obvious attempt to game the system, which could badly affect your site. Don't even think about it.

ganzojin



 
Msg#: 4692571 posted 9:24 am on Aug 4, 2014 (gmt 0)

Facebook likes arent e will never be a ranking factor: they come from a not transparent company and Google can't control the quality of those likes. G+ +1 are another thing completely: i wouldnt artificially increase them, but im sure they impact the rankings somehow, so rake them in if you can in a spontaneous manner!

RedBar

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Msg#: 4692571 posted 9:34 am on Aug 4, 2014 (gmt 0)

I'm sure I read somewhere recently that Matt Cutts said they did not affect results whatsoever.

Anyone else remember this or was I dreaming?

IamnotMattCutts



 
Msg#: 4692571 posted 10:20 am on Aug 4, 2014 (gmt 0)

Waste of money. You're paying for spam. Google never will come out and say social 'likes and RT's are a ranking factor because of people selling packages like this. Can you imagine what the social networks would become? You saw what happened when they suggested guest blogging was a way forward. It's common sense. If organically you get likes and +1' & RT's on a regular basis around a subject matter it has some say on rank. It's authority. Anyone who says otherwise isn't doing it correctly.

Robert Charlton

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Msg#: 4692571 posted 3:43 pm on Aug 4, 2014 (gmt 0)

A SEO firm said he can get me 10000+ Facebook likes, 1000 Google Plus followers in 2 weeks..!?

Avoid that firm like the plague.

SEOPTI

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Msg#: 4692571 posted 9:04 pm on Aug 4, 2014 (gmt 0)

I sale Paypal accounts ;) A little analogy.

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